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Foundations Course - Six Lessons on The Gokhale Method

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    Foundations Course - Six Lessons on The Gokhale Method

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  • Starting Jul 2, 2025
  • Time:
    10:00 AM - July 9th, 2025 11:30 AM
  • Language: English
  • Location: Carretera a Todos Santos Km 105, Los Cabos
  • Category: Foundation Courses
  • More events in this city: Los Cabos
  • Seats available: Open
  • USD $ 930.00  (Six 90-minute lessons)
  • Lesson 1:
    July 2, 2025
    starting at 10:00 AM
  • Lesson 2:
    July 3, 2024
    starting at 10:00 AM
  • Lesson 3:
    July 4, 2024
    starting at 10:00 AM
  • Lesson 4:
    July 5, 2024
    starting at 10:00 AM
  • Lesson 5:
    July 6, 2024
    starting at 10:00 AM
  • Lesson 6:
    July 8, 2024
    starting at 10:00 PM


Name of Facility: Prana Del Mar (pranadelmar.com)
Carretera a Todos Santos Km 105
Los Cabos, BCS 23410

Facility Details: Prana del Mar – a wellness retreat center designed specifically to host retreats and trainings focusing on yoga, Pilates, health, wellness, and personal transformation. With 16 guest rooms and suites, delicious and healthful cuisine, two beautiful yoga studios, a swimming pool and spa facilities, a dedicated meditation room, tranquil gardens with a labyrinth, a stunning beach at the front of the property, and a staff dedicated to ensuring that you feel welcome and supported, Prana del Mar serves as the perfect setting to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate. All the above amenities are available to formal retreat participants. There are many other activities available in the area-hiking, whale watching, kayaking, horseBack riding, etc. Please look at pranadelmar.com for more details, and pictures!

Parking Info: Prana Del Mar is located near the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, just north of Cabo San Lucas. The retreat center is about 15 minutes outside of town on a remote stretch of beach on the Pacific Ocean, well away from the beaten path. Fly into the San Jose del Cabo International airport, sometimes also called Los Cabos airport – airport code SJD. The retreat center staff arrange private shuttles for guests upon arrival and departure. If you are planning to rent a car, I will provide directions on how to reach the center.

About this workshop

The Foundations Course is a core offering of the Gokhale Method. In six 90-minute lessons, you can change your habits efficiently and profoundly through a combination of verbal explanation, visual materials, and gentle hands-on guidance from a qualified Gokhale Method teacher. All qualified Gokhale Method teachers are personally trained by Esther Gokhale.

  • Reduce or eliminate many kinds of musculoskeletal pain
  • Prevent joint degeneration
  • Increase energy, stamina, and flexibility
  • Improve your circulation and breathing
  • Reduce stress
  • Look and feel more confident

Effects are often immediate and last a lifetime.

Required text: 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back.

This Foundations course is part of a larger retreat.

Join me for an amazing Gokhale Method retreat at the stunning retreat center Prana Del Mar! Please check out pranadelmar.com for more information about the amenities and location.

This class will be at Prana Del Mar with another class of 8 taught by Gokhale Method instructor Dr. Vera Baziuk. We will have the Foundations classes at separate times, but will join together for the Alumni classes. We will be using 14/16 of the available rooms, so therefore it will mostly be just our two groups.

The retreat will run July 2, 2025-July 9, 2025. Please note this is Summer 2025, not 2024.

This retreat will include an Initial Consultation, a full Foundations Course, and 4 1 hour Alumni classes. The cost of the retreat includes the total cost of the Gokhale program listed above ($930) plus the cost of either a shared ($2000/person) or single ($2500). There are 12 rooms available for 16 participants (2 GM teachers). This means that 8 people can share, and 8 people can have a single occupancy room.

If you have already had an Initial Consultation, the cost of the GM program will be $780-the Foundations Course and 4 Alumni classes.

Therefore, if you want a shared room, the cost is $2930 ($2780 if you've already done IC) ALL INCLUSIVE.
If you want a single room, it is $3430 ($3280 if you've already done IC) ALL INCLUSIVE.

If you wish to make only one payment (recommended for ease of bookkeeping), please contact me directly at [email protected] so I can register you for the class. If you register for the GMF piece on this page, you can make the rest of the payment via Zelle or Google Pay, using the email address [email protected]. The payment in full is due January 1, 2025.

If for any reason the retreat center needs to cancel the group reservation, your payment will be refunded in full.

Alumni Classes: 
1. How to use hands, fingers, forearms to best advantage (applications: lifting, sewing, hammering, typing, piano, etc). 
2. Glidewalking practice and coaching on the beach
3. Next-Level lounge stretch sitting-bed setting, couch sitting, etc
4. Common stretches with Gokhale Method modifications

“In six sessions I felt transformed. The approach is stunningly simple and confers immediate results. I wholeheartedly endorse this program.”

        - Deirdre Stegman, M.D. Internal Medicine, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

“Every year tens of thousands of patients undergo major back surgery without any benefit. By using the novel techniques of the Gokhale Method, many of these patients can avoid such needless and expensive medical procedures and quickly return to a pain-free life.”

        - John R. Adler, Neurosurgeon, Stanford University Medical Clinic, Stanford, CA

"Although stunningly simple, the Gokhale Method™ turns much of conventional wisdom about pain and posture on its head. Each session of the course gave immediate results and I now look forward to many years of a healthy neck and back."

        - Joan Baez, folk singer and activist, Woodside, CA

Your Teacher

Sigrun Franzen
[email protected]

Sigrun tried the Gokhale Method after a significant bout of back pain in 2019 that limited her ability to do daily activities. After the Gokhale Method Foundations Course, she was struck by the method’s simplicity, depth, and staying power. Sitting and standing gradually became more comfortable. Leaning over while teaching piano became a healthy, enjoyable activity instead of a painful one. Other activities that had been uncomfortable—such as balancing on an organ bench to play foot pedals while reaching to play keyboards at different heights—had a simple solution. A twenty-year running injury disappeared after applying...Read more

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Benefits of learning the Gokhale Method:

  • Reduce/eliminate many kinds of musculoskeletal pain
  • Prevention of joint/disc degeneration
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Improve circulation and breathing
  • Look and feel more confident
  • Weight loss and reduce appearance of belly fat
  • Increase energy, stamina, and flexibility
  • Increase height (up to 1" or 2.54cm)
  • Increase productivity

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